Taking Stock Three

I get so excited when a month comes to its end and a new one begins. I love new beginnings. They always fill me with HOPE and you know what the bible says,Hope does not disappoint. Even with the ongoing pandemic,I`m still hopeful about April being a great month.

Take stock with me today and I challenge you to do this on a daily or weekly basis. This will keep you productive in this lockdown phase.

Let’s dive in….

Making: Time to pray and pray some more, read and catch up on series.

Eating: healthier meals because we have health goals to achieve. The pandemic is no excuse to eat whatever.

Drinking: water and tea.

Reading: Buy the Future: Learning to Negotiate For a Future Better than Your Present by Mensa Otabil. This read has been enlightening and had me writing down nuggets for future use. What was on your March read list?

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Wanting: Stability in Uganda and the world at large.

Playing: music,I`m proud to say this Corona situation has me creating playlists for everything.

Wasting: no time complaining about the Corona virus and its effects on Uganda.

Creating: future content,this sounds like the content is for 2024.LOL!!

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: how April will look like.

Hoping: for good news.

Marveling: at people’s perceptions in times of crisis.

Smelling: a calmness in the neighborhood;no one is in a rush to do anything,not even the air we are breathing.

Wearing: my hair in bitutwa aka knots because the lockdown happened before I visited the salon.

Following: people who bring me joy and happiness on social media.

Noticing: how God is at work.

Knowing: that this too shall pass.

Bookmarking: nothing in particular.

Feeling: rested and happy.

Happy new month.

In April,your moving from glory to glory,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Day 11 of #BOTY2019: Purchase

Dear readers,

I must confess,I woke up with little energy for writing, simply because I feel lazy. Not sure where to place the blame,I will go with Christmas mood.My body is ready to rest for a while.

My best purchase is no brainer-books. I have added a number of titles to my African authors book collection.

Second best purchase,tees from Hweza Creations. I love tees with words, and Hweza Creations gets me. Read about Hweza Creations –https://rachealkizza.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/my-friends-hustles-part-1/

 

 

What has been your best purchase this year?

 

 

Day 3 of #BOTY2019

Books never get old.I have done more reading than movie watching this year.I`m spoilt for choice on which book to list here. Here are my top three because we are on day 3 of #BOTY2019.

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

This book begs you to read it and when you do,you thank yourself for it. It spins a tale like no other. A tale of love & betrayal,infidelity,infertility and sex. I like how African authors are speaking about sex and infertility- topics that were considered taboo.They are bringing them to the table and subtly demanding a discussion.

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin writes a bold, audacious,witty and scandalous book. It highlights family drama,sexual politics between Baba Segi and his wives; fertility and how men also have issues that need to be addressed, before the blame for not having children`s shifted to the women. This book shakes tables of the elders.lol

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Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer helps me understand the hardships of Ugandans in the UK. I thought that people who traveled to the UK or USA had it easy,they made more money and were supposed to send support to the relatives back at home. The book paints a picture of what Ugandans go through just to make ends meet and appease the relatives back home.The book gives you home (Uganda) and UK in a few pages.

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The book is available at African Writers Trust. Call Mark Akampurira on 0785 685909 for a copy.

PS: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is in town and will be have a book reading  at Goethe Zentrum on Friday,6th December 2019. Check out event on Facebook-https://web.facebook.com/events/488034021808209/

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These are my top three fiction books of 2019. What are yours? Share in the comment section below.

 

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A-Z Bookish Questions

I`m an avid reader and since blogs became a hit,I`m a regular on certain blog sites. I found out about the A-Z Bookish Questions on https://joseyphina.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/bookish-tag-my-world-of-reading/ who got it from Elgeewrites.com https://elgeewrites.com/tag-a-z-bookish-questions/

As a bookworm,I had to jump on this ship and here we are,sail with me.

1.Author you’ve read the most books from:

Goretti Kyomuhendo & Francine Rivers. This year alone I`ve read books by Okey Ndibe ,Emma Hart and Brenda Jackson

 2.Best Sequel Ever:

Granger series by Brenda Jackson

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling .She created a world that I got lost in.

Twilight series by  Stephenie Meyer

3.Currently Reading:

Deserted by Bob G. Kisiki

4.Drink of Choice While Reading:

Water and I snack too.

4.E-reader or Physical Book?

I`ve had to adjust to E-reader but a physical book is bae any day.

5.Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in High School:

Hosea in Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

6.Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Unbowed: A memoir by Wangari Maathai

 7.Hidden Gem Book:

Confessions of A slot machine Queen by Sandra Adell and Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

8.Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I connect with the characters in the book or the plot of the story.

9.Just Finished:

Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleta

10.Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Sci-fi. There I said it.

11.Longest Book You’ve Read:

15 Invaluable laws of Growth by John C.Maxwell. It`s very practical and you can`t rush it.

12.Major book hangover because of:

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Stay with Me by Abayomi Adebayo

13.Number of Bookcases You Own:

 Does a suit case full of books count?

14.One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

B-I-B-L-E because you have to read your bible and pray everyday. lol

15.Preferred Place to Read:

My bed because I need a comfortable spot to read a good book.

16.Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“A story that must be told never forgives silence”- Arrows of Rain,Okey Ndibe

17.Reading Regret:

I can`t put a finger on any book.

18.Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

None that come to mind.

19.Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

I Dared to Call him Father by Bilquis Sheikh

20.Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Francine Rivers

21.Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Goretti Kyomuhendo`s new novels.

22.Worst Bookish Habit:

I`m a greedy reader. I won`t stop until I finish a good book.

I give my books doggy ears. But I`m trying to rectify this by collecting as many bookmarks as possible.

23.X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

 No bookshelf

24.Your latest book purchase:

Arrows of Rain,Foreign gods Inc and Never Look An American in the Eye .All by Okey Ndibe

25.ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

 Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (I highly recommend this book)

26. Books you recommend (my won addition)

All books listed above and some…

Travelers by Helon Habila

First Daughter, Secrets No More and Waiting By Goretti Kyomuhendo

Kintu and Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s wives by Lola Shoneyin

PS; My recommendation list could get to 300+ but start with these and you shall find your way.

What do you think about my answers? Comment below with your worst bookish habit and recommend a book.

 

Racheal Kizza 2019

 

Taking Stock 11

Making: Plans. I’m a planner to the dot and I love it.

Eating: nothing special in particular.

Drinking: lots of rosemary tea.

Reading: Travelers by Helon Habila .Ps. He will be at Writivism from August,15th-August,18th at the National theatre.

Wanting: to scream and a gateaway .

Playing: music and sermons all day. My earphones have been loyal.😂😂

Wasting:no time on negative people in my life & social timelines.

Creating: time to read.

Wishing: for quick results in everything

Enjoying : books and more books. I have read 7 books this month👏👏👏

Wondering: why my sort of personality won’t allow me to be quiet in a corner when I get into a place. 😂😂😥😥

Loving: spiritual things.

Hoping:for a shift

Marveling: at spiritual things.

Smelling: mum’s body spray -cherry blossom

Wearing:my natural hair out

Following: Rabbi Daniel Malinga. His fellowship happens every Friday at 6:00pm at Silver Springs hotel, Bugolobi. He is a teacher of the word and I’m happy to learn from him always.

Noticing:how my natural hair is loving the Nissi hair products.

Knowing: that you can’t criticize what you’re not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: a particular quote from a friend, “Trust God with people and their processes. ”

Feeling: I can’t put it into words.

Shift in August,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©RachealKizza 2019

Taking Stock Five

Hello there, This being the last post for 2018,allow me say thank you. Thank you for being apart of my writing journey this year. Thank you for constantly reading and commenting,telling  friend about an article on the site. I appreciate you and wish you love,joy,peace and happiness this festive season.

Now let`s dive into our stock taking ;

Making: more time for 2019 planning. Yeah!!I am that chic,I like to plan things out,envision them to the best of my ability.

Eating:muesli for breakfast.I am at it again (make your orders for 2019,healthy living is still a thing)

Drinking:Lots of water

Reading: Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden

Wanting: An I phone 7,a real want and need at the same time.

Wasting: no time in holding constructive conversations as well as asking for help

Creating:my list of books I have read this year. I will definitely share this list come 2019

Wishing: for one million Uganda shillings to spend on myself in this season.hahaha!!!!

Enjoying: ME time

Wondering:what the festive season has in store for me

Loving:how God always got me ,when I know it and when I don`t. His got ME.

Hoping: For an amazing Christmas season.

Marvelling: at God`s timing.

Smelling: aromas of food everywhere. It`s the festive season so,we gotta indulge in aromas.

Wearing: my hair in twists,finally!! I have had my hair out most of 2018 and the twists are exciting.

Following: no one currently since I am intentionally MIA on social media and I plan to be off social media during this season until 2019.

Noticing: how Kampala is full of people thanks to the festive season:people are shopping everywhere.

Knowing: that 2019 is going to be my best year yet .

Opening: up to reading more books during the festive season. I want to create time and get lost in books as I enjoy my family.

Giggling: at my two nephews. They are my bundle of joy.My heart is full❤️❤️

Feeling: a type of way.I can`t explain it.

Enjoy the festive season,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

 

©Racheal Kizza 2018

Taking Stock Four

Making: more time for prayer

Eating:pages from my current reads

Drinking:hibiscus tea and water

Reading: What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey

Wanting: more books added to my library.

Playing:catch-up with a number of people who matter

Wasting: no time in speaking my mind

Creating:my world

Wishing: Worship Harvest Kibuye #LoveHasCome concert gets here sooner

Enjoying:real and mature conversations with my girlfriends.

Wondering:why people are so mean on the internet.

Loving:how God reminds me that I am on the right path

Hoping:for Muganzirwaza hall to be full to the brim on 13th December

Marvelling: at how,half the people I follow on IG are into radio,TV,mentoring,Mceeing & hosting.aaah,purpose

Smelling: a new scent a friend gave me

Wearing: light clothing because the current weather demands it

Following: Billy Chapata. This man speaks my mind and feelings.

Noticing: how I have grown to love photography. I have a new hobby y’all💃💃

Knowing: that the festive season is going to be lit

Bookmarking: quotes from Billy Chapata

Opening: up to myself. Learning to be vulnerable with me.Allowing my self to understand me, my pain, my worries, my feelings.They matter

Giggling: at my two nephews. They are my bundle of joy.My heart is full❤️❤️

Feeling:all grown up. What does this even mean?

Happy December,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©Racheal Kizza 2018